• Nursery Rhyme Yoga Time

    Class Description
  • The Yoga Exploration Nursery Rhyme Yoga Time class is an upbeat music and mindfulness class that gets toddlers singing, stretching and moving to some of their favorite nursery rhymes. Nursery Rhyme Yoga Time is designed as an interactive, play-time dance class with a goal to introduce yoga and music to toddlers.  Class Flow is designed by the ‘Dance to Learn!’® Curriculum with the whole child in mind and has been created around a child’s cognitive, language, social and motor development to form the 5 Methods of Performance Arts™. Each month, Dance Exploration designs the class around a new monthly theme to keep the classes fun and exciting as part of our ‘Dance to Discover!™ method. For example, our ‘April Showers’ theme could have us stretching to nursery rhymes such as “The Itsy BItsy Spider” or “Rain Rain Go Away!” Each week, the class structure remains the same with classes beginning with a breath and relaxation exercise. Next we move onto stretches and songs on the floor and slowly moving to standing as we sing and stretch to our favorite Mother Goose Rhymes. At the end of class we end with a meditative rest to refocus. Activities include learning stretches and yoga poses with props and toys such as scarves, music shakers or stuffed animals. Children are nurtured by their instructor through a positive “Yes!” environment, and the small class size ensures the personal attention needed at this stage of learning. Nursery Rhyme Yoga Time classes include participation in the Dance Exploration, LLC ‘Dance to Learn!’® at Home with Me™ Program!

     
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  • Class Details

    • Ages:
      1.5 - 3 years old
    • Class Style:
      Kiss and Go
    • Class Length:
      20 Minutes
    • Teacher to Student Ratio:
      1:10
  • What will my Child Learn?

    Gross and Fine Motor Development
    • Children will learn basic fine motor skills and improved hand strength when they grasp props and toys such as scarves, music shakers and stuffed animals
    • Through balance, stretching and coordination activities, children will strengthen muscles needed for continued gross motor development as well as improve posture
    • Children will improve hand-eye coordination by waving and playing with scarves, parachutes, and other toys and props
    • Children will improve balance and flexibility as well as strengthen their core as they perform different yoga stretches and poses
    Cognitive Development
    • Toddlers will improve rhythm and counting as they sing and dance to upbeat and popular nursery rhymes
    • Toddlers will learn how to associate words in the rhymes with associated movements, for example, if dancing to Old MacDonald had a Farm, they will learn different animal yoga poses and the sounds they make
    • Children will improve their memory as they sing and stretch to new nursery rhymes
    • Students will be able associate animals, objects and actions with certain yoga poses to help them remember those characteristics outside of yoga class
    Social and Emotional Development
    • Students will have opportunities for reflection, patience and insight throughout class reducing impulsivity and reactivity
    • Students improve listening skills as they learn different yoga terms and poses
    • Students sharpen mind/body awareness and connection to improve confidence and self-esteem
    Language Skills
    • Children will learn new yoga and wellness terminology and how to associate that terminology with the correct yoga poses
    • Students will learn how to express their needs, desires and problems to not only their peers, but also their yoga teacher
    • Through singing and chanting the nursery rhymes children may learn new words and how to associate those words with associated movement
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